Summer research scholarship in learning and tablet technology
- — 09 September, 2012 22:00
A University of Waikato researcher is looking for a Summer Research Scholarship student to help him explore the impact of using digital tablet technology in primary school reading programmes.
To apply for the scholarship, which runs for ten weeks over the summer study break, you should be an undergraduate or first-year Masters student at any New Zealand university.
Faculty of Education researcher Dr Garry Falloon has been looking at the effect using iPads has on the reading-learning of a group of 18 five and six year olds at Leamington Primary School in Cambridge.
The research is an evidence-based investigation into the link between using specifically selected apps delivered via digital tablet technology, and the effect this can have on children’s learning in reading and key competency development.
Dr Falloon is looking for a Summer Research Scholarship student to compare a range of data across two groups - one using iPads in their reading programme and one using more conventional resources.
They will be involved in analysing interviews made with the children and completing video data analysis.
Ten-week summer research scholarships are worth up to $5,000 and students complete their research over the summer study break.
Applications are open to undergraduate and first-year Masters students from anywhere in New Zealand. Please visit the University of Waikato Scholarships webpage to apply online.